Compliance Counsel

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Date: Nov 19, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61063


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Location: Strong preference for in-person role at Corning’s Corporate HQ in Corning, NY. Remote work may be considered but with a requirement for regular travel to Corning’s HQ and thus location of remote role may be dependent upon proximity to Corning, ease of travel, etc.


Scope of Position: We are seeking a bright, motivated attorney interested in making a difference in a well-respected Law Department in a historic U.S. company. Reporting to the VP & Chief Compliance Officer, this role provides support for Corning’s Corporate Compliance program, primarily in areas of U.S. regulatory compliance, such as export control and sanctions, government contracts, and similar regulatory programs, as well as supporting programmatic elements of Corning’s Corporate Compliance program, such as developing and providing training, policy development and implementation, conducting investigations, and assessments of compliance and regulatory risk. This role will work closely with colleagues within Corning to ensure that Corning operates in compliance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal guidance to Corning personnel on a variety of issues regarding U.S. export controls and sanctions; perform work such as investigating possible areas of noncompliance; drafting and submitting license applications and voluntary disclosures; and overseeing product classifications.
  • Oversee the review of U.S. government contract requirements; advise business unit personnel on U.S. government contract regulatory issues; support legal issues related to subcontractor management in connection with U.S. government contracts and similar issues.
  • Research and advise on legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions related to assigned areas of U.S. regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and provide training to company personnel on relevant substantive legal topics, such as export control.
  • Review potential activities for certain countries to ensure compliance with all applicable sanctions and embargoes, collaborating as required with other company personnel responsible for jurisdictions outside of the U.S.
  • Conduct internal assessments of applicable areas of U.S. regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct internal investigations related to any alleged infractions or violations of U.S. regulatory requirements as well as in support of Corning’s Corporate Compliance Program (e.g., alleged violations of Corning’s Code of Conduct)
  • Review, assist in drafting, and approve export licenses. Consult with and oversee work by outside counsel as required in support of U.S. regulatory requirements.
  • Provide other support for Corning’s Corporate Compliance Program as required.


Travel Requirements: Up to 10-15%, primarily domestically.


Required Education:

Juris Doctor Required Years and Area of Experience: 5-7+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, either with a law firm or in a corporation. While some experience advising on applicable areas of U.S. regulatory compliance, particularly export controls, is preferred, we are also open to attorneys with general commercial and/or litigation experience who have an interest in learning about and advising on areas of regulatory compliance.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems and data, and develop creative and practical solutions
  • Reputation for, and absolute commitment to, integrity and professionalism
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communications skills with strong attention to detail
  • Executive presence
  • Highly adaptable to change and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast moving environment
  • Ability to influence without direct authority



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $145,685.00 - $200,317.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at .

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